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Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour

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    Visit: Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB England

    Stratford's newest visitor attraction provides the missing chapter of the story of William Shakespeare's life in his home town - his education and the inspiration that led him to become the world’s greatest playwright. 

    Visitors are invited to explore the very building in which young William Shakespeare was educated in the 1570s. Learn about what subjects he would have studied and the teaching methods of the day.  Films provide background information about Shakespeare's school days and the historic significance of Stratford-upon-Avon's Guildhall. 

    Built in 1420, this building is one of only a few remaining medieval Guildhalls in the country. Knowledgeable and passionate guides will bring the many stories to life about the building's role in Stratford's civic life over the centuries and how the Shakespeare family was involved.

    See the Council Chamber, where William Shakespeare's father served as Bailiff (Mayor). Enter the space where Shakespeare first witness performances by some of the country's greatest actors of his time. Participate in a Tudor lesson and brush up on your Latin. With this interactive and engaging visitor experience for all ages, you can dress up in Tudor-style for a 'selfie,' play Tudor games and get messy with quill and ink, and marvel at the medieval wall paintings. Major restoration and meticulous conservation work of the Guildhall, provides an extraordinary history of the building and of over 400 years of civic history of Stratford.
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    Departure Point
    Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall, Stratford-upon-Avon
    Departure Time
    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    30m
    Inclusions
    • Guide
    • Tudor lesson
    • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible; elevator allows access to both floors
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Didn’t know what to expect and might have avoided if alone but friends chose to visit.. So glad we did, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers made our visit memorable! The whole experience has been well planned and offers knowledge and experience of 16th
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    Response from ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your glowing review. I will pass your praise on to our great team!
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    We visited Shakespeares school room and guildhall today as a family of 3 adults, an 11 yr old, and a 5 yr old. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and extremely insightful about the history and able to answer all of our many questions. The tour was very
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    Response from ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Please do come again! Glad you had such a great visit. We look forward to welcoming your back. Bring some friends!
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    I visited with my 8 year old son during our half term holidays on a Tuesday afternoon. We were welcomed by the staff and our own personal tour guide who was very knowledgeable but made it child friendly too. We were given a free quiz booklet to complete after the official
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    Response from ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour
    Responded Oct. 31, 2019
    So pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable visit with us, Beccaowl. Thank you for taking the time to review and for your recommendation. Please tell all your friends!
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    Very informative staff, Peter especially, who were able to answer questions in great detail and with enthusiasm. Would certainly recommend to anyone with an interest in history and or Shakespeare in particular. Great value for money also.
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    Response from ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour
    Responded Oct. 29, 2019
    Thank you for your great review, Mark H. Peter will be delighted with your feedback. We are extremely proud of our guiding team. So glad you enjoyed your visit.
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    Another important and well-restored Stratford building with Shakespearean connections. A couple of well-put-together videos, and very helpful staff. The old schoolroom where William S studied felt authentic, and the 'schoolmaster' teaching us some Latin was good fun: asking
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    Response from ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour
    Responded Oct. 28, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to publish your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visits to the Guildhall and the Guild Chapel. There is a lot to see on this corner of the town!
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